Bechtel Community Impacts

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Working together to improve our community

As the Department of Energy’s prime contractor for the Vit Plant, Bechtel has a responsibility to invest in the local community where our team members live, work, and play. Each year, Bechtel contributes to charitable organizations and events that make lasting impacts on the vitality of the Tri-Cities, across education, family and community, and health and safety. Whether a long-standing relationship like the United Way, a legacy project like the Family Fishing Pond, or an emerging relationship, Bechtel has supported the Tri-Cities for decades. We are proud to partner with these community organizations and help make the Tri-Cities a great place to live, learn, work, and play.
  • KNDU Family Food Drive

  • Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science, and Technology (CREHST)

  • Benton-Franklin 4-H

  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

  • Mid-Columbia Science Fair

  • American Cancer Society

  • Columbia Basin College

  • Mid-Columbia Mopar Club Show n' Shine for Hunger

  • Women Helping Women

  • Afro-Americans for an Academic Society

  • Expanding Horizons in Math & Science

  • Richland Police Anniversary Wall

  • Elijah Family Homes

  • Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties

  • Hanford REACH Museum

  • Kadlec Tri-Cities Cancer Center

  • Tri-City Development Council (TRIDEC)

  • Environmental Science & Technology Foundation

  • YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities

  • Bechtel Women's Group, Hanford Chapter

  • Washington State University – Tri-Cities

  • MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement)

  • Columbia Industries

  • Adopt-a-Highway Program

  • Miss Juneteenth Scholarship

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society

  • Children's Developmental Center

  • Construction Career Day

  • Washington STEM Education Foundation

  • Junior Achievement of Southeastern Washington

  • Department of Energy Science Bowl

  • National Association of Women in Construction

  • Association of Washington Business

  • Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

  • United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties

  • Gateway to Richland


See Where the Vit Plant Gives Back

Learn more about the types of projects we support

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Contributing to arts and culture to enable our collective understanding of the past and to envision a shared, more equitable future.
category card Education
Fostering education and learning, particularly related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
category card Family and Community
Creating opportunities and security for those who live, work and play in our region.
category card Health and Safety
Protecting the environment while ensuring our communities are healthy, safe and thriving.


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